Food and Fiction (Anna Karenina)

  Levin and Oblonsky having a dinner.  “If you prefer it, your excellency , a private room will be free directly; Prince Golistin with a lady. Fresh oysters have come in.” “Ah! oysters.” Stepan Arkadyevitch became thoughtful. “How if we were to change our program, Levin?” he said keeping his finger on the bill of fare. And his face expressed serious hesitation. “Are the oysters good? Mind […]

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Lifestyle

“Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered.” Leo Tolstoy “War and Peace” In 1896 Scientific American magazine reported “Count Leo Tolstoy…now learn how to ride a bicycle”On this photo he is 68 years old. Leo Tolstoy (70 years old)  skating (1898) Leo Tolstoy (80 years old) playing Gorodki at Yasnaya Polyana (1909)

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Dogs or Cats? Horse of course!

Leo and his favorite horse “Delire” (Yasnaya Polyana, 1908) Here is one of his famous translations of Aesop fables from Leo Tolstoy’s   fables for children (1904) . THE HORSE AND THE GROOM A Groom stole the Horse’s oats, and sold them, but he cleaned the Horse each day. Said the Horse: “If you really wish me to be in good condition, do not sell my oats.” For more […]

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